MGDS: Virtual Ocean - A Visualization Application for Ocean Data

Virtual Ocean integrates the GeoMapApp tool suite and the NASA World Wind 3-D earth browser to create a powerful new platform for interdisciplinary research and education.

The Global Multi-Resolution Topography (GMRT) synthesis developed by the Marine Geoscience Data System (MGDS) is the basis of Virtual Ocean, providing access to a comprehensive compilation of multi-resolution satellite altimetry and multibeam bathymetry data. Several MGDS data sets are accessible in Virtual Ocean through OGC-compliant Web services. Options are also provided for users to import their own data sets.